Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2946

Submersed aquatic (rooted)
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Look for it in ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish
Bisexual
Calyx absent
Petals absent
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Olive/Reddish
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Potamogeton crispus   FAMILY Potamogetonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Potamogeton crispus   FAMILY Potamogetonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 022-01-003:
Potamogeton crispus   FAMILY Potamogetonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Potamogeton crispus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Potamogeton crispus

 

COMMON NAME:
Curly Pondweed, Curled Pondweed, Curly-leaf Pondweed